City Quay Dental Clinic


As a state-of-the-art dental clinic and implant centre, we aim to give patients an unparalleled experience for private dental treatments.

Creating Remarkable Smiles and Premium Patient Experiences Since 2007

City Quay provides high-end treatments, including cosmetic procedures and dental implants for patients in the Dundee area. City Quay began as a single surgery practice in 2007, and since that time, our patient list and demand for our exceptional services have increased tremendously.

What began as a quaint family practice by the beautiful waterfront has become a world-class eight-surgery practice with over 15,000 patients. Even though the practice has grown exponentially, we still treat every patient — from children to seniors — with our signature level of care and compassion.

With a reputation for superior service and quality, we help brighten your smile, enhance your confidence, and improve your oral health. We proudly provide a personal touch and ongoing support for our esteemed patients.

From Check-ups to Complex Dental Requirements, We Do It All

Our dental team started with Dr Sam Elassar, a cosmetic dentist in the Dundee area who has become a vocational trainer, global lecturer, and leading implantologist. We have grown, adding an incredible team of associate dentists with a full spectrum of special interests.

The diverse skill set of our dentists enables us to refer in-house, allowing you to receive the treatments you need without spending time on a waiting list for a practitioner at another practice. We hire the best dental talent to provide you with an unmatched patient experience and seamless care.

A Full Suite of Private Dental Treatments

As leaders in preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry in the Dundee area, we provide private treatments such as:

Our Specialty: Dental Implants

As the leading provider of dental implants in Dundee, we have a dedicated clinic area known as our implant suite. This private space enhances the patient experience and brings you additional comfort during your implant procedure.

Personalised Treatment Options

One thing patients notice about our clinic is the custom-tailored information we provide. We take the time to explain all treatment options and why we recommend them. We do this to help you feel confident about your treatment choice and that you are making the right decision. Every patient is different, and we get to know your preferences to deliver premium-quality dental treatments safely and efficiently.

A Precision-Driven Dental Team

Our dental team is led by Dr Sam Elassar, an internationally recognised specialist in the field of implant dentistry. With his extensive post-graduate education and over 25 years of experience, Dr Elassar enjoys using his expert knowledge, modern dental technology, and standards of care to help patients achieve their treatment goals.

The City Quay Dental team comprises hard-working professionals who are experts in their field. Caring and hard-working, everyone from our dental nurses to specialists provides the utmost service and care. Each of our team members has plenty of experience working with all types of patients, and we customise treatments to suit your needs.

Digital Dentistry

Our award-winning dental practice is known for our modern approach to dentistry. This unique setup and incorporation of the latest dental technology enable a smooth and efficient workflow for our clinical team, giving you a streamlined treatment experience that is as comfortable as possible.
Our unique digital dentistry technology enables us to deliver a world-class standard of care using all of the following and more:

A Centre of Excellence For Training

City Quay Dental operates a dedicated training practice for new dentists, so we undergo rigorous annual inspections to ensure that our team’s training level and the quality of our premises meet the highest standards.

What this means for patients is a premium level of quality and care in a bright, modern, and cheerful practice environment backed by the latest technology.

A Transit Accessible Dental Clinic

Our practice is based in the Tayside area of Dundee and is located close to major bus and train stations, providing various convenient transportation options.


The team at City Quay works hard to deliver exceptional service and patient care in a state-of-the-art practice. In 2017, we became an award-winning practice, receiving the award for Best Digital Practice at the Dentistry Scotland Awards.

Testimonials and Reviews

“Attended this clinic today 7/4/23 for a single implant and I was very nervous. Well believe me it was amazing - old tooth out and implant in 15 mins. Just delighted and would thoroughly recommend this very professional and reassuring clinic for treatment. I am one happy patient tonight.”


"This has been my Dental Care Centre for few years now, Each time, regardless of appointment, Scale & Polish, Emergency issue or general check up genuinely the team have been fantastic. Thank you to Rebecca and team as they really do try their best to accommodate you best they can, place is spotless and could not do enough for you."


"Can't fault the team at City Quay Dental clinic, from Jessica and Louise on the desk to all the dentists that seen to me; from my dentist Mairi-Louise and her nurse Carys to Adees and Sienna who looked after me getting my filling treatment. Manager Becky went out her way to make sure I was being looked after, thanks again team."


"Excellent service five stars best dentist by far thank you for the smile."


"Sam is the best dentist in Scotland. Qualified in implantology, with a degree from Royal College, he has the skills and knowledge to meet your needs, whatever they are. He is honest and never advises unnecessary work. Best of all, he somehow makes the treatment pain free!"


"All staff very professional and Martina makes you feel relaxed when undergoing treatments."


"Fantastic dentists. Rachel Dack is my dentist. She's a lovely woman, as is her dental nurse Laureanne Smith. I always have a laugh with them both. And Gemma the practice manager is lovely too as is the new receptionist (Don't know her name thou)."


"Best Dentist I've been to, from the start they did everything in their power to put my mind at ease over fears/worries. Assisted in developing a dental plan to allow me to pay and still make work-days without impacting my life. During procedure very good at letting me know what was happening and quick to react if I felt any pressure or discomfort. Absolutely recommend to anyone with worries/fears about Dentist."


"Amazing service, always friendly and professional, thank you very much!"


"Amazing! I was delighted by the quality of service. They helped me when I was in crisis, with some urgent dental/maxillofacial issues that the NHS procedures did not allow to be quickly taken care of. Excellent service, very nice and welcoming staff. Moreover, the clinic itself is a modern and well-equipped facility. I can recommend it without having guilty conscience!"


"Amazingly positive experience here, smooth operations, appointments always on time and very pleasant staff. I'm happy to recommend this dental practice to anyone!"


"Great place affordable price great staff."


"Fantastic Dental Practice. Professional staff, brilliant dentists. Has restored my trust and faith in dentists!"


"Absolutely great I was terrified of dentist before I came to this dentist but now I go for my 6 month check up without any fuss and if I am getting pain from my teeth then I just come to the dentist were as before I would I would sit with the pain so I would advise everyone to go to this dentist and I would also like to thank the dentist for this."


"Best dentist I've had so far in my days. Helpful, positive and modern."


"Good dentist — nice modern clinics."


"Really amazing place."


"They are always professional and kind, and I never have to wait too long for an appointment."


"I now actually enjoy going to the dentist. Would definitely recommend."


"They make me feel at ease. First dental surgery where I haven't been nervous. Always get seen within a reasonable time and dentists are very nice. Been going here for over 6 years."


"Very professional, fantastic, got my wallies done, great clinic, I'm a happy chappy!!!"


"I have been both private and nhs and can say every bit of treatment I have had has been 100%. Great staff from receptionist to dentists"


"Treatment is first class,and all the staff are friendly and very professional, amazing clinic!!!"


Elevate Your Smile at Our Dundee Dental Practice

At City Quay Dental, we take pride in providing high-end service and treatment options customised to you. Whether you seek natural-looking dental implants or a cosmetic procedure such as teeth whitening or Invisalign, we are always here to help. If you have a specific procedure in mind, please get in touch with the practice. We are glad to answer any questions you may have.